Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 23:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Cyanogen, makers of popular software based on Android that extends the abilities of smartphones, is making a bid for the mainstream. The four-year-old company, which began as a one-person side project, said today that it has raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The goal is to vault past Blackberry and Windows Phone to become the third-most popular mobile operating system, after traditional Android and iOS. And the company is already closer than you might think.

The announcement blog post has more details and background. This is either the best idea they've ever had, or the beginning of the end. I honestly have no idea which of the two it will be. I like the fact that they might be more popular than Windows Phone though - puts everything into perspective, doesn't it?

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 20th Sep 2013 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Being caught blindsided by the iPhone is something that happened to almost the entire industry, Nokia had a staggering scale, so naturally its decline was more spectacular.

Hindsight is 20/20.

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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by tylerdurden on Sat 21st Sep 2013 19:25 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
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2009-03-17

That, if anything, highlights the incompetence of the board further.

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